Knox County COVID-19 Resources for the Long Haul

The Knox County Democratic Party is pleased to share this PDF flyer listing resources “for the long haul” during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll find links to COVID-19 guidelines, financial assistance, food assistance, and the 2-1-1 service, among others. Download a copy and share with friends, family, neighbors and work colleagues. Thanks to “Five Knox Women Democrats with an Idea” for this handy resource.

Guide to Essential Businesses

Since 11:59 last night, Ohio has been under a stay-at-home directive. Only essential businesses are permitted to operate. But what is an “essential” business? In the last 24 hours, I’ve learned that Pak Mail on Coshocton Ave., Hillside Veterinary Clinic, assorted restaurants and drive-throughs, albeit some with curbside service, are still open. Call ahead to see if your destination is open. Remember: Only go out if you absolutely need to and be sure to stick to social distancing guidelines.

Click on this link to download the order and list of industries and businesses that may still operate.  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/s…/DirectorsOrderStayAtHome.pdf

Resources You Need: Knox County Health Dept., Pathways of Central Ohio/211

In the coming days and weeks, KCDP will do its best to share the resources and info you need to get through the coronavirus crisis. We will share them here and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KnoxCoDems/

Today, we are sharing Knox County’s primary contact for those who are concerned about their health or those of their loved ones, Knox County Health. Knox Public Health and Knox Community Hospital are joining forces to open a call-line for local residents to talk directly with a medical professional about their symptoms and concerns. The call-line number is 740-399-8014. The call-line is operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Direct link to Knox County Health Dept.https://www.knoxhealth.com/

Many of the resources we cite here are found on the Pathways of Central Ohio 211 site, which provides nearly every resource you could need (thanks, Kristin Asmus McCloud!). Check them out here: https://pathwaysofcentralohio.com/2-1-1-crisis-hotline-inf…/

Absentee and In-Person Voting Starts Tomorrow, Feb. 19

While big primary contests have yet to happen, early voting starts in Ohio tomorrow. Don’t wait until primary election day (March 17, by the way) to vote. Download and print this flyer from the Knox County Board of Elections that lists the times available for voting in person and information about absentee voting. Ask for a Democratic ballot and vote:

  • Your choice of Democratic nominee for President
  • Representative to Congress (7th District): Write-in Quentin Potter (you must fill in the oval and write in “Quentin Potter” — see illustration)
  • Justice of the Supreme Court: John P. O’Donnell
  • Justice of the Supreme Court: Jennifer Brunner
  • Judge of the Court of Appeals (5th District): William B. Hoffman
  • State Representative (68th District): Steven F. Mount

Picture of Sample Write-in Ballot

How to write-in Quentin Potter as Representative to Congress. Fill in the oval, write in Quentin Potter.

ALERT:  PURGING OF VOTERS

Even though it is your right to decide when you want to vote, more than 1.7 million Ohio voters were removed from voter registration files by local county boards of elections because of inactivity. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted purged voters because they chose not to vote. Were you one of the 1.7 million purged?

To check your voter registration before the next election, visit Knox County Board of Elections or I Will Vote. (Remember to use your formal registration name when you search.)

If you arrive at your polling place and cannot be found in the poll book, thanks to an ACLU of Ohio court victory, you may cast a provisional ballot. Respectfully, but firmly, insist on your right to a provisional ballot. If any problems should arise, call Knox County BOE at 740-393-6716 immediately.